RENÉE FLEMING: GUILTY PLEASURES
LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO
Renée Fleming, First-Ever Creative Consultant for Lyric Opera of Chicago
"Un bel di vedremo" from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini. The Diamond Jubilee BBC Concert - June 2012
THE INNER VOICE
The Making of a singer
The Inner Voice traces Renée Fleming’s path to maturity and success as an artist, from her youth as the child of two singing teachers through her years at Julliard, from her struggles to establish her career to her international success. Her articulate and candid book is the most revelatory examination yet of a performing life, of the crucial roles played by a solid education and supportive mentors, of the importance of discipline and a well-established technique, of confronting the challenges of stress and self-doubt, of the myriad details that must be mastered in creating a vivid operatic character or interpreting a song, of the practical necessity of having a firm understanding of how business functions, and of learning to balance personal and professional fulfillment.